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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

COAST freelancing

Some mysterious yard signs popped up around Cincinnati last week advocating a "no" vote on the Cincinnati Public Schools tax levy.

The signs are bright yellow with black text, and are mysterious because they include none of the usual fine print identifying their creator or funder.

They're not the work of the Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes, said chairman Jason Gloyd. But they are the work of a COAST member, Hyde Park resident Paul Naberhaus, a former candidate for county commissioner.

He bought 250 signs with his own money, Gloyd said. "He informed us at the last meeting that he'd already purchased some signs, and he's going to start putting them up," Gloyd said, adding that COAST fully supports his efforts.

The disclosure rules for signs only apply to committees, not individuals, although Naberhaus will have to file an independent expenditure report, according to the Hamilton County Board of Elections.

Naberhaus declined to elaborate on Monday, citing a death in his family that required an out-of-town trip, saying only "I'm glad you saw them."

CPS supporters hit the streets with their own pro-Issue 10 signs over the weekend as well.


14 Comments:

at 3:56 PM, February 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was going to vote against the school levy, until I saw that the COAST wackjobs opposed it. Now I will have to vote for it!

 
at 5:48 PM, February 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey anon 3:56. COAST opposes some tax levys (including Cincinnati Public) all the time. These "wackjobs" as you call them DO care about the heavy tax burdon on homeowners. These are true patriots. I bet you are not a homeowner (or let's hope you're not).

 
at 6:16 PM, February 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote No on issue 10. Send CPS yet another message that enough is enough.

 
at 7:26 PM, February 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote no on COAST

 
at 11:36 PM, February 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not another dime until we see results!

 
at 1:49 AM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at the intelligent commentary by 3:56. Only a stooge would vote based on what someone else tells her to do. Apparently she doesn't feel she has the intelligence to decide for herself.

 
at 3:09 AM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 5:48 is a COAST wingnut. These assh*ts want to abolish public schools and privatize all goverment services, so that they're fat-cat cronies can profit off of the deal.

It's time to send Coast a meesage:

GO TO HELL!!

 
at 10:45 AM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Hamilton County Republican said...

COAST is TOAST.

No one gives a rat's a$$ what you clowns think.

 
at 1:07 PM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have lived in Cincinnati all my life, was educated in CPS as were my children. Until two years ago, I supported all CPS tax levies. No More! Until the state fixes the tax problem (the current method of taxing property was found to be illegal twice) and until CPS can show some results from all the money they presently collect, I will never vote for another levy.

 
at 10:56 PM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand the "show me the results" sloganeering. Obviously said by someone who refuses to see that CPS is showing results:

--graduation rate up 30 points to 80%;
--gap between whites and blacks graduation rate eliminated;
--more schools moving up in ratings; fewer schools in lower levels than ever;
--budget balanced 4 years ago;
--budget held to that balance for the past 4 years;
--1200 positions eliminated

Are we where we want to be yet? No.
Are we on the way? Yes.

The children of Cincinnati need your support. Please vote Yes on 10.

 
at 10:54 AM, February 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's my understanding that if the purposed tax levy is approved, that it will add about $230.00 a year based upon $100,000.00 of property value. I read the Western Hills Press (February 20, 2008 edition) and noticed an article by the Hamilton County Auditor's Office comparing the school taxes for 23 school districts within Hamilton County. Based upon that article, CPS ranks 12th. If approved the new tax would then move CPS up the Auditor's list to around 8th. I would urge all PROPERTY OWNERS that will be voting on this tax levy to contact the Auditors office and verify how much their property tax bill will increase. It's interesting to note that Oak Hills, Northwest, Princeton, and Indian Hills schools were all on the lower portion of the list of 23. Talk about doing more with less! Until only property owners (not renters) can vote for or against a CPS tax levy, I will not support a CPS tax levy.

 
at 11:25 PM, February 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty much everyone in Cincinnati hates COAST except for Chris Smitherman, the NAACP, and the Green party.

 
at 2:03 PM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many times do we need to vote this down to get the basic point across? School enrollment is significantly down and yet CPS is asking for a VERY LARGE increase in our property taxes. Has CPS taken initiative to truly cut operational and capital costs before looking for more money from the already overburdened taxpayers? They have yet to prove that they've done the hard work to drive down costs. Until I see this effort, I vote NO! Enough is enough!

 
at 5:14 PM, March 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

AS A DEMOCRATE IAM WITH COAST ON THE CINCINNATI PUBLIC SCHOOL TAX. NO MORE TAX FOR CPS ALL THEY HAVE IS OVERPAID PEOPLE LIKE ROSA BLACKWELL IT IS NOT FOR THE SCHOOL CHILDREN THE TIME HAS COME TO DISOLVE CINCINNATI PUBLIC SCHOOLS NOW LET THE STATE OF OHIO RASIGN THE STUDENTS TO ANOTHER DISTRIC NOW NO TAXES FOR CPS

 
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